I hate when parents do that we're "not those parents". I feel like "those type" are the worst at judging. They always have something to say about others raising thier kids. Like our kids are respectful, unlik so and so. Or we would never do that about a certain way to dicipline. Or our kids are very smart because we home school; as if schools would the ones raising the kids.I used to say that I wanted to homeschool, but honestly I ...dont know everything. I teach my kids everyday things they dont learn in school (such as reading and writing in Arabic) and vice versa! Why not have a break for 7 hours?
When I was pregnant with my son, I never said what I am going to do OR not, because I didnt know...I would say I'll see what happens. Am I going to breast feed, not sure, I'll see. Am I going to co-sleep, not sure, I'll see. That way I dont feel like I failed. I know we all Moms want to be perfect but its impossible..who wants to be perfect anyway!
I love to see how other families function, because I learn from that and take pointers. I have also was told from friends that they tried some of my techniques and were happy with the results. These are the type of people I want to surrond myself with.